C. N. Buchholz is a writer of poetry, memoir, mystery, suspense, and fiction. She is also a musician and vocalist for the Green Meadow Band. Her writing has been featured in short story mystery anthologies, poetry anthologies, and various newspapers and magazines. She is currently working on a series of suspense novels with her cohort in crime, William J. Anderson (aka A. W. Powers). Their manuscript In Too Deep placed as a top finalist for the 2017 Freddie Award for Writing Excellence (FAWE) competition, sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter. Ms. Buchholz’s story “Toe Breaker” was published in Minnesota Not So Nice, an anthology selected as a finalist for the 2021 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for the Best Short Story Collection. Her 2023 story “Truth Be Told,” published in Hook, Line, and Sinker: The Seventh Guppy Anthology, was selected for nomination for the 2024 Best Short Story Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Ms. Buchholz lives in the Land of 10,000 Lakes with one pony-size puppy, five black cats, and one husband.